This Rutgers college freshman wasn't a celebrity, wasn't a star. He leapt to his death from the George Washington Bridge after his roommate reportedly videotaped Clementi getting intimate with another male student and then broadcast it over the Internet. The suicide shocked and outraged many, and led columnist Dan Savage to create the "It Gets Better" campaign to appeal to young people in the LGBT community who face bullying, abuse and loneliness. Dozens of celebrities and others recorded their own videos to encourage anyone who feels hopeless, and in that this private tragedy has had at least one positive effect: A wave of support that will hopefully stop others from seeking suicide over life.
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